Top Security Guard Types Explained
Security guards can be employed in a wide number of roles with varying responsibilities, depending upon their training and specialty experience but here are a list of the most common types of security guards.
Static guards are usually assigned to a particular area and provide a visible deterrent against theft, vandalism, burglary or any other potential crime. Highly experienced guards are trained to look out for any suspicious activity.
Mobile guards can be utilised either inside or outside and usually cover a much larger area than static guards. Using a variety of ways to move around but mostly by vehicle, mobile guards patrol larger venues such as industrial sites, retail parks and large corporate buildings.
Crowd control and crowd management is generally used for large scale licensed venues, major events such as music concerts, public festivals and private functions. Crowd control guards are highly trained in conflict resolution, handling all situations and potential threats in a calm and professional manner, ensuring the safety of staff and attendees.
The concierge is the first point of contact for apartment complexes, residential buildings, commercial buildings and corporations. A Concierge greets staff, residents and guests, receives packages and deliveries, book-in visitors, monitor security systems, monitors visitor parking, patrol common areas and be able to respond quickly should any emergency occur.